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Welcome To My DarkRoom

Come in QUICK and shut the door!

Have you noticed that there is now a Dark Room in the corner of this House of Blues?


Take a look!

I suppose that it can be regarded as a pictorial "contents page" that marks my trifling with film photography.
I will also keep it updated with details of my toy and vintage cameras. There is a comment box on the page so feel free to ask any questions.

I am just testing the waters.
Seeing what I see.
And learning as I plod along.

So to mark my efforts I am looking to giveaway this:
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Yes, it is my old FujiFilm Instax mini 7!

It is in perfect working order.

I recently got my creepy fingers on a new shiny beast so rather than sell my old friend,
I thought I would offer it to a creative mind that promises to look after it.

BEWARE BEFORE YOU ENTER.
Non UK entrants from far away places: If you do win, I will send this to you BUT if it does happen to incur any taxes (it shouldn't) YOU will have to pay them!!!


HOW TO ENTER:

Tell me


Why you would like to have this instant camera? What creative plans do you have for it?

Answers to be left in my comment box.
You MUST be a "resident" and thus following publicly so I can spot you.
Giveaway closes on the 15th October
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I suppose you must be just a tad curious about my new Instax?

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Here it is! I will tell you more about it soon and of course I shall have some test pics for you to look at too.


21 comments:

  1. Wow your new Instax looks amazing, can't wait to see the pics you take with it :)

    I would love to have the Instax mini because I want to capture the little moments of my life, from family moments to moments when I just look at the mess in my room. I want to store these memories by having these little polaroids where I can just store them in a scrapbook, a album or clipped up on the wall.
    Life is flying by too fast and I want to remember it! ^^

    Thank yoouu for this amazing giveaway xx♥xx

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  2. I automatically love that instax because it's pink! But the new one looks so shiny *_*. I cant wait to see what pics you take!

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  3. Yasumi! I need this so bad, I will take it everywhere with me in case I stumble across something that takes my fancy whilst walking the streets of London Town. From the East to the West this camera will stay by my breast, ready to capture white walls or the rapture or just my rather untidy bedroom desk =l

    BIG love x x

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  4. WOOP thanks Yasumi! I lost my digi cam not my Diana Thank goodness! its funny because I treasure my 'toy' cam much more than the smasumg digi Ieft in teh back of the New York Taxi Cab! =l

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  5. I've been saving up for an instax...as photography is my passion.....

    can't wait to see creative pictures u take on your new one.....xoxo

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  6. OMGAWDDDDD......... O.O ....So I can take pictures of my last year in university with friends and have fun doodling on the pictures that come out.

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  7. wooooot! i really want to have a camera like that so i can take tons of pics and eventually build a scrapbook with them. i used to have a camera (no idea where it is now) and he HATES it when i whip out my little digital camera (because he can see himself haha) and seemed to be alright with film cameras.. and i'd really like to have more pictures of us.

    not to mention more unique pictures for my wall o' home.. where i have random pictures of friends/family up on my wall up here in my home-away-from-home.

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  8. As soon as I read you were giving it away I immediately thought OOH I WANNA SEE THE REPLACEMENT!! lol It looks sleek and reminds me of the 80's a little. :)

    I will gladly take over and care for your Fujifilm Instax! Hmm...I would explore Los Angeles. I'd think of the popular tourist destinations: Hollywood, Santa Monica, Hollywood...and throw those all out the window!!! I would explore and find beauty in my city. Just like you do...and mail you my favorites. :)

    Also, I've always wanted to capture happy moments in my life, and not have them sitting in a file on my computer collecting dust. I think I would make garlands with the pictures. Yes, I'm that person. hahaha

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  9. Oh goodness, where to start? I'd love to have this camera because I've actually have never had an instant camera before, but I have heard so many good things about it. I really like the convenience of it, I really would love to take pictures on the go, and see them develop within a couple of minutes. I'm such a lazybum so it takes me several months sometimes to actually go and develop pictures at the Target, so I think this would be so much more convenient for me :) I also think the pictures are such a cute fun-sized fit, I can place them in a wallet or handbag without worrying about ruining them by accident.

    Plans-wise, i want to take the finished pictures and line them on a fish line thread with lace and mini bows and clip on each picture with a decorative embellishment on my wall, so I can decorate my dorm nicely. My other idea was to reconstruct a door bead curtain and put duplex framed pictures on each strand. I think it'll be the perfect size for it to look nice as well. I'm far away from my family and friends right now so sometimes it can be a bit lonesome and I think the pictures would brighten up the room.

    Thank you so much for holding this contest!

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  10. Oh wow what a fantastic prize to be won! I am a HUGE fan of manual/toy/lomography cameras, I have a colorsplash but am looking to branch out so this would be perfect!

    I would say that if I won, I would use this camera to promote Sheffield in a new light - a more flattering one than perhaps its reputation which precedes it. Being such a reformed industrialised northern city, Sheffield is so much more cultured and interesting these days. It's diverse, colourful and full of unexpected treasures, and I think to hit the urban environment with this little beauty would do it a much more visually dynamic justice! I just want to put Sheffield back on the map! jazzy ♥

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  11. OOooooooh i SO want your little old Instax! I have been been craving an "instant camera" for a long time but polaroids have just been a little too pricey for me! The Instax is super cute though, especially in pink ;)

    What would I do WHAT WOULD I DO? I would go nuts with it, I'd take it everywhere with me and snap whatever catches my eye. Possibly food, but probably NOT! :) How fun!!

    Fingers crossed! :)

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  12. your new cam looks so sleek! (btw they just came out with Diana minis that are all white/all black recently...not that the iconic blue/black combo isn't great :))

    I'd love to try out the new instant polaroids...I have an old camera at home that I miss, but if I had an Instax I'd be prone to keep it in my purse while wandering the city, just in case I see something interesting.

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  13. Oh my God! I always want this instax thingy! I would take pictures and make instax wall in my room.

    Follow via GFC as Monik.
    Keep my finger cross! :)

    monikalintang@hotmail.com

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  14. First off I'm going to warn you that I'm typing this comment on my phone so if I make any spelling errors and what not sorry in advance. >.< iPhone doesn't exactly let me scroll up in comment boxes. Super lame.

    Anyways... I would love to win this camera because I love the quality of the photos taken with an instant film camera. Digital photos are sharp, bright and what not but I love how instant film looks kind of vintage. It may have been taken a few minutes ago but when you look at the photos, the colors make it obvious it is already a moment of the past. I just love the quality and color of the photos!

    My plan for this camera is to take snap shots of random moments. I'll definitely write the time and the date and possible a sentence or two on how I felt at the moment or maybe a phrase someone said before/ while the photo was taken. I think those little notes will be awesome to read over in the future. I'd love to make a collage with the photos on my bedroom wall. The walls of my room are so bare. Extra photos will probably go into a instant film scrap book I'd love to start with these photos. Maybe every now and then I'll switch the photos around. Take some down off my wall and place some that were stored in the scrap book up on the wall.
    I want my room to express who I am. I feel like photos taken with this camera will help me do so.


    <3s Serena.

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  15. Oh my God! I always want this instax thingy! I would take pictures and make instax wall in my room.

    Follow via GFC as Monik.
    Keep my finger cross! :)

    monikalintang@hotmail.com

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  16. As soon as I read you were giving it away I immediately thought OOH I WANNA SEE THE REPLACEMENT!! lol It looks sleek and reminds me of the 80's a little. :)

    I will gladly take over and care for your Fujifilm Instax! Hmm...I would explore Los Angeles. I'd think of the popular tourist destinations: Hollywood, Santa Monica, Hollywood...and throw those all out the window!!! I would explore and find beauty in my city. Just like you do...and mail you my favorites. :)

    Also, I've always wanted to capture happy moments in my life, and not have them sitting in a file on my computer collecting dust. I think I would make garlands with the pictures. Yes, I'm that person. hahaha

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  17. your new cam looks so sleek! (btw they just came out with Diana minis that are all white/all black recently...not that the iconic blue/black combo isn't great :))

    I'd love to try out the new instant polaroids...I have an old camera at home that I miss, but if I had an Instax I'd be prone to keep it in my purse while wandering the city, just in case I see something interesting.

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  18. Oh goodness, where to start? I'd love to have this camera because I've actually have never had an instant camera before, but I have heard so many good things about it. I really like the convenience of it, I really would love to take pictures on the go, and see them develop within a couple of minutes. I'm such a lazybum so it takes me several months sometimes to actually go and develop pictures at the Target, so I think this would be so much more convenient for me :) I also think the pictures are such a cute fun-sized fit, I can place them in a wallet or handbag without worrying about ruining them by accident.

    Plans-wise, i want to take the finished pictures and line them on a fish line thread with lace and mini bows and clip on each picture with a decorative embellishment on my wall, so I can decorate my dorm nicely. My other idea was to reconstruct a door bead curtain and put duplex framed pictures on each strand. I think it'll be the perfect size for it to look nice as well. I'm far away from my family and friends right now so sometimes it can be a bit lonesome and I think the pictures would brighten up the room.

    Thank you so much for holding this contest!

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